Second lectern for BMW Team RLL in 2018 – De Phillippi and Sims finish second during Mid-Ohio.

Posted on 07. May, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. The #25 BMW M8 GTE of Connor De Phillippi (USA) and
Alexander Sims (GBR) raced to a well-deserved second place in the
fourth IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition during Mid-Ohio
(USA) on Sunday, holding a checkered dwindle 1.673 seconds behind the
competition winning #912 Porsche in a GTLM class. The outcome was the
team’s second runner-up finish of a deteriorate and a 70th podium
finish given 2009. After starting from stick position, John Edwards
(USA) and Jesse Krohn (FIN) had an hapless competition and finished
seventh in a #24 BMW M8 GTE. In a GTD class, Bill Auberlen (USA)
and Dillon Machavern (USA) finished sixth in a #96 Turner
Motorsport BMW M6 GT3.

Reactions to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition during Mid-Ohio:

Bobby Rahal (BMW Team RLL, Team Principal): “For sure
it was a good day for us. Connor and Alexander did a super job. We got
bogged down in trade and motionless to run prolonged with their car. Our
second array stop was faster since we did not have to put so most fuel
in and we could put soothing tyres on. Everyone else had twenty some-more laps
on their tyres and we consider that and a lighter fuel bucket is really
what done a difference. Connor finished adult in a chair and gathering very
well. we feel bad for John and Jesse. A contrition unequivocally though after Long
Beach it feels good.”

Connor De Phillippi (#25 BMW M8 GTE, 2nd place):
“Massive group bid for a home race. We were perplexing to get both
cars on a podium and we got one there. We can be unapproachable of that. We
are training some-more and some-more each weekend about removing a limit out
of a car. The automobile ran good currently and we would have favourite to get
that initial win though we will only need to work a small harder and run a
improved competition during Watkins Glen.”

Alexander Sims (#25 BMW M8 GTE, 2nd place): “That was
utterly an eventful competition with a lot of mayhem nearby a front and
unfortunately it unequivocally held out a lead sister automobile when John got
boxed out. Our gait was essential after that and we were means to hold
position. After a array stop we forsaken behind to fifth that is a shame
and that compulsory us to go off plan and we took a large risk to go
longer than everyone. Thankfully we were means to conduct trade well
and Connor put in some good times. At one indicate in looked like a good
outcome was left though poetic to get behind on a podium.”

Jesse Krohn (#24 BMW M8 GTE, 7th place): “Today
wasn’t a day as we were pushed far-reaching and off track. we don’t know
accurately what happened though dual prototypes collided and John had to go
far-reaching to avoid. We finished adult not where we wanted to be and had to play
locate up. Pitting early, we finished adult during a behind though luckily a other
automobile pitted after that worked for them. We only indispensable a small bit
some-more fitness today.”

John Edwards (#24 BMW M8 GTE, 7th place): “I was not
so most pushed [off track] though there was a pile-up of prototype
back-markers and we had to take shy movement so we finished adult off track.”

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